I love lively debate. Remember that whole thing about ethics? Dr. John has the masses in a frenzy again and I have to disagree with him again (hey, that's the magic of lively debate). I disagree with some of the entries on each list (I wrote about one of his "winners" here). But you know what they say about opinions..ask Denis Leary (or am I the only one that watches that show?). Anyway, I volunteered this space for recruiters to start a list of the "Best" and the "Others" (in the spirit of keeping things cordial).
My perspective on industry leadership is that you pick your own. You pick the leadership that speaks to you, inspires you, that you learn from. If you don't like the leaders in place, stop following.